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Afton, New York, USA

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Where is Afton, New York, USA? 

Afton, Chenango, New York, USA
Afton is situated in the southeast corner of the county and lies wholly within the original township of Clinton. It was formed from the town of Bainbridge on November 18, 1857, and derives its name from Afton Water, a small river in the parish of New Cumnock, Ayrshire, Scotland, immortalized by the poet Robert Burns. It is bounded on the north by Bainbridge and Coventry, on the east by Delaware County, and on the west and south by Broome County.

The town of Afton contains a village, also called Afton. The town is at the southeast corner of the county and is northeast of Binghamton.wikipedia

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Afton, New York, USA - Main Street, Afton, N.Y.
Afton, New York, USA

Main Street, Afton, N.Y.
Afton, New York, USA - The Old Suspension Bridge
Afton, New York, USA

The Old Suspension Bridge
Afton, New York, USA - Main St.
Afton, New York, USA

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The area of Afton was first settled around 1786.
The town of Afton was founded from part of the town of Bainbridge in 1857.
1869 - Afton
AFTON was formed from Bainbridge, November 18, 1857. It is the south-east corner town of the...Read MORE...

Afton, a banking post-village of Chenango co., N.Y., on the Susquehanna River and on the Delaware...Read MORE...

Ancestors Who Were Born Here

flag    Augustus Henry BOURGARDE (9 July 1907, Afton, New York, USA - 5 May 1985, Union, New York, USA (Endicott)) gravestone

flag   Arthur BROWER (2 January 1871, Afton, New York, USA - 1947, ) gravestone

flag   Maude E MEDBURY (3 January 1876, Afton, New York, USA - 4 August 1942, Oberlin, Ohio, USA) gravestone

flag   James V MONAHAN (7 August 1922, Afton, New York, USA - 6 August 2000, Bainbridge, New York, USA (Bennettsville)) gravestone

US Civil War Soldiers flag   Lewis J SIMPKINS (12 June 1835, Afton, New York, USA - April 1915, Windsor Broome County New York, USA) gravestone

Ancestors Who Died Here

flag    Clifford A WEARNE (22 September 1925, Peckville, Pennsylvania, USA - 11 March 2016, Afton, New York, USA)

Ancestors Who Were Married Here

Cemeteries in Afton, New York, USA

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